Vyse’s View: South Jersey Classic

By vysethebold . March 5, 2008 . 9:46am

Store Front

The first Saturday of every month is not just an excuse to come home from college and get my laundry done.  It’s also a time for me to celebrate my favorite pastime.  My friend Nick owns a hardcore video game store called Next Level Games and holds a gathering he’s dubbed the South Jersey Classic.

 

Every month, people from the tri-state area travel to his shop to trade, buy, sell, and play video games with each other.  He stocks imports and classic games of all kinds and even has his own MVS arcade machine that he sets on free play.  Nick even holds a tournament every time with multi-player games of his choosing (sometimes to comic effect).  The gathering lasts usually until about 2:00 AM and Nick provides food and drinks for everyone.  I had a great time going to it this weekend and I thought that I’d share with you something that I do as an active participant in gaming culture.

 

What are your favorite gaming activities outside of the home?

Couch

 

MVS

 

Pizza

 

 Display

 

Sega Rally

 

Imports

 

Trade Box 1

 

Trade Box 2

 

Wall

 

 


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  • TacoBeaver

    :O HOLY CRAP OMG WTH PRAISE NICK :D

  • http://www.thebbps.com Dan Zuccarelli

    Wait, this store is like 10 minutes from my house. We really oughta hook up for the next one.

    We actually did a story about the store over on my site too
    http://www.thebbps.com/blog/2007/02/23/tripping-the-next-level/

  • jeffx

    we have the same sort of thing in Montreal but it’s only three (four?) times a year. Hardcore gaming rules.

  • badfish

    I wanted to star a business like this@ ROCK ON!

  • Kurt

    This store is excellent. I wish it weren’t so out of the way in South Jersey though…it’s a good companion to the Digital Pres store though.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Levi

    My town (city, whatever) is lame. We’ve only got one place like this, and it’s one of those places that also sells movies and CD’s, so games aren’t really a major focus for them. So basically all my gaming happens in my home.

  • Camden

    Damn, is this Nick guy independently wealthy or something?

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